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How do you cure a stiff neck overnight? I have a small roll I can use but was told tennis balls in sock?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Will usually go away
A stiff neck when waking up in the morning is usually because your head and neck where in an awkward position for several hours while you were sleeping but not painful enough to wake you up.
It is can cause some strain of the muscles that attach to your spine or can cause some compression of the joints of the spine. In the vast majority of cases it will go away without any treatment. Heat helps.

In brief: Will usually go away
A stiff neck when waking up in the morning is usually because your head and neck where in an awkward position for several hours while you were sleeping but not painful enough to wake you up.
It is can cause some strain of the muscles that attach to your spine or can cause some compression of the joints of the spine. In the vast majority of cases it will go away without any treatment. Heat helps.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
And maybe get someone to give you a massage!
3 doctors agree
In brief: Heat/ibuprofen
Heating pad or warm water from shower or tub soaks.
Ibuprofen every 8-12 hrs versus naproxyn sodium (aleve) every 12 hrs. Tennis balls in sock or foam roller can ease the tight muscles.

In brief: Heat/ibuprofen
Heating pad or warm water from shower or tub soaks.
Ibuprofen every 8-12 hrs versus naproxyn sodium (aleve) every 12 hrs. Tennis balls in sock or foam roller can ease the tight muscles.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Massage
Try a massage, Motrin advil, (ibuprofen) muscle relaxer, physical therapy , accupuncure.
...Most probably it will resolve , if not see your orthopaedic spine specialist.

In brief: Massage
Try a massage, Motrin advil, (ibuprofen) muscle relaxer, physical therapy , accupuncure.
...Most probably it will resolve , if not see your orthopaedic spine specialist.
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
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